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Need winter footwear that's as comfy as trainers (or winter trainers if they exist)

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OldLeatherSuitcase Tue 13-Oct-20 15:46:02

Since Covid I've started walking every day, just to the local shops and / or around the park. I've lived in my trainers, and they are so comfortable. I can't see me going back to wearing uncomfortable footwear now. But my trainers are flimsy fabric, so I get wet feet if it rains.

Can any of you suggest some winter footwear that's just as comfortable for local walking? I'd be open to more trainers that feel more wintery but whenever I google 'waterproof trainers' I get lots of fugly looking black walking shoes.

I like the idea of an ankle height boot but with the bouncy soles of a trainer but haven't found anything like this so far.

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eurochick Tue 13-Oct-20 15:48:55

I've got On waterproof trainers for winter running. They are quite rigid though compared to most trainers.

Whathappenedtothelego Tue 13-Oct-20 15:53:20

You could have a look at Rieker, might be the sort of thing you are looking for.

OldLeatherSuitcase Tue 13-Oct-20 15:56:50

Thanks, I'll take a look. They don't have to be fully waterproof by the way, just not totally flimsy.

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wannabebump Tue 13-Oct-20 15:57:11

Something like North Face Hedgehogs maybe?
Goretex trainers do exist, and not clumpy looking things either. Try outdoor stores like Tiso, Blacks etc. But shop around for good prices!

Alicealicewhothe Tue 13-Oct-20 16:01:36

Depends how much you want to spend but if looking for nice but good quality walking boots I'd recommend these:


I've always found sketchers to be super comfy and worth paying for and they do some that look like boots or they do some that are more causal looking.

Hyperfish101 Tue 13-Oct-20 16:03:05

I have these.

Hyperfish101 Tue 13-Oct-20 16:08:18

I also want these which are insulated and waterproof

DeathMetalMum Tue 13-Oct-20 16:18:00

What about just a pair of leather trainers. I have a bog standard pair of nike leather trainers. While they're not waterproof they keep my feet dry when walking. If your out all day walking they probably wont keep your feet dry but an hour or two should be fine.

Bamaluz Tue 13-Oct-20 16:19:59

Any leather trainers would be more water resistant than fabric trainers.

OldLeatherSuitcase Tue 13-Oct-20 16:28:06

Hyperfish101 I love those Veja high tops, I'll take a look at those North Face ones too.

Leather trainers sound a good idea, I'll google those.

And I'll check out those links and suggestions wannabebump and Alicealicewhothe though probably not after actual walking boots or shoes as I find them too heavy and stiff and clumpy.

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VinylDetective Tue 13-Oct-20 16:34:40

These were recommended on another thread. They’re lovely and would last for years.

Sasuma Tue 13-Oct-20 17:12:14

Sorel boots would work - I have a couple of pairs, waterproof and comfortable.

Fabuleuse Tue 13-Oct-20 17:27:28

I'm considering these

I'm dithering as not used to spending so much on shoes!

ThatDirection Tue 13-Oct-20 17:29:53

Loads on this site

Gatekeeper Tue 13-Oct-20 17:34:18

Ohh, those Timberland boots are lovely!!!!

OldLeatherSuitcase Wed 14-Oct-20 12:14:52

Those Ecco and Sorels are great. Damn, now I want four pairs, the Veja high tops, the blue North face ones, the brown Ecco ones and some light brown Sorels. Need a lottery win.

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goose1964 Wed 14-Oct-20 14:45:30

I had a pair like this year's ago, was warm enough for standing on the touchline on Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning. Seriously comfortable too.

Telephoneaddict Wed 14-Oct-20 16:56:46

I have some lowa travel shoes, the gore-tex version a bit like these

Redcrayons Wed 14-Oct-20 16:59:08

Have a look at trail running shoes.
I’ve got a pair that are waterproof but lightweight enough for running.

AnSionnachGlic Wed 14-Oct-20 18:12:06

I got those Ecco boots in tan, for walking the dog and general wear. They are very comfy, waterproof and they even passed my critical 18yr old dd who actually liked them!

stealthbanana Wed 14-Oct-20 21:28:15

Just to say, thank you for this thread OP - I’ve ordered those north face ones but in black so am hoping they’ll keep me comfy and warm through lockdown v2.0 - the winter version!

ivftake1 Wed 14-Oct-20 21:30:07

I just got some winter Vans, there insulated and waterproof and they look really nice!

ivftake1 Wed 14-Oct-20 21:33:04


OldLeatherSuitcase Wed 14-Oct-20 21:35:25

Oh those Vans! So many good suggestions on this thread, thank you.

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